43 Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia You Should Know In Case You Have Muscle Pain

Sadly, in the USA 3-6 million people suffer from Fibromyalgia which is followed by disabling pain throughout the whole body, and the cause is not obvious. Even though people find a way to deal with it, often, they will have to cope with it during their lives.

Anyway, if you have constant muscle pain, it does not say for sure that you have fibromyalgia. But, if you are concerned about your health, then, there are numerous of other symptoms that come together with the muscle pain.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

If you are one of those people who have a constant muscle pain without any external causes of, then, read on to find out the rest of the symptoms that can help you find out if your problem is fibromyalgia.

Keep in mind that if you have the majority of the symptoms, then you should visit your doctor to find out what is going on.

1. Body and Muscle Tissues

  • Morning stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Mild to serious pain in body parts
  • Tender breasts with lumps (overlapping condition – fibrocystic breasts)
  • Muscle twitching

2. Abdomen and Digestion Problems

  • Often urination
  • Nausea, pelvic pain, bloating, and abdominal cramps
  • Sinus and Allergy Problems
  • Ringing ears
  • Dyspnea
  • Post nasal drip and a watery nose
  • Itchiness in ears as well as pain in ears
  • Thick mucus

3. Heart Issues

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Valve problems
  • Pain like the one a person experiences during heart attack

4. Sensitivity and Sensory Issues

  • Sensitive to light, climate, smells, noise, pressure changes, and temperature
  • Difficulty with seeing in low light and night driving

5. Sleep Problems

  • Grinding teeth
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular sleeping pattern, feeling lethargic and tired in the morning
  • Feeling as you are falling during sleeping
  • Muscle twitch (even during sleeping)

6. Cognitive Difficulties

  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Language deterioration and issues with pronouncing some known words
  • Tingling or burning in the upper limbs
  • Difficulties in directions as well as identifying familiar surroundings
  • Concertation problems, short-term memory, fall asleep or lose focus often, and inability to differentiate color shades

7. Skin, Nails, and Hair

  • Curved or overly-rigid nails
  • Your skin bruises and scars easily, or seems mottled
  • Hair loss

8. Mental Health Problems

  • Depression, panic attacks, and anxiety
  • Irritability without reason and mood swings

9. Reproductive Issues

  • Impotence
  • No libido
  • Menstrual problems such as PMS

10. Other Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Sweats
  • Gaining or losing weight without reason
  • Eyesight changes
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Carbs and chocolate cravings
  • Family history

Since the symptoms mentioned above can be from some other health issue, do not come up with a conclusion. Also, this health problem cannot be easily diagnosed, and often, it can be confused with other problems.

Sadly, there are no 100 percent correct tests that will determine fibromyalgia. Furthermore, criteria according to the American College of Rheumatology helps in diagnosing fibromyalgia. Here are the symptoms:

  • Negative results for other health issues on the diagnostic tests
  • Pain felt in each body quadrant (felt at least for three months)
  • Eleven out of eighteen tender points (feeling pain when touched)

Doctors use diagnostic tests in order to find out if there are other diseases and diagnose fibromyalgia. Such tests are:

  • MRI
  • Total blood count
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • ANA (Antinuclear Antibody)
  • X-rays
  • ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
  • Thyroid tests

Well, if you notice some symptoms, you need to consult your doctor before jumping out to conclusions.

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